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THERE might be much to complain about in the Philippines, but 2015 bar topnotcher Rachel Angeli Miranda believes there is also as much good.
ARE YOU a Dutertard, Yellowtard, a BINAYaran or a closet Poetard?
ALL FIVE presidential candidates have knocked at the door of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) to seek its endorsement, a sign the 101-year-old homegrown religious sect still commands political influence with a perceived ability to summon its faithful to vote as a bloc.
SHE WAS unequivocal and cuttingly candid at the hashtag segment of the Meet Inquirer Multimedia Forum on Tuesday.
PRESIDENT Aquino on Monday urged Filipinos to vote on May 9 for the candidates who deserve to win and not because they are popular or are leading in surveys.
The release last Sunday of 10 Indonesian seafarers held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf bandit group was good news, but the kind that underlined the bad: Four more Indonesians remain in captivity, at least seven other foreigners have been abducted, and it is likely that the release was facilitated by the payment of ransom.
Last Saturday, Smart Araneta Coliseum was packed to the rafters with fans from Ateneo and La Salle, but wait, this was not a basketball game. This was the championship game for the women’s volleyball of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
Many may be familiar with the “kikay kits” or make-up bags, since expanded to include coin purses, passport holders, document folders and even handbags made out of leatherette with covers woven out of cloth scraps more commonly used for doormats.
SOME BASIC facts are known and incontestable at this point: Rodrigo Duterte, the presidential candidate who has surged to frontrunner status on a platform of eradicating crime and corruption by any means necessary—“It will be bloody,” he has said more than once—has an account with the Bank of the Philippine Islands branch on Julia Vargas Avenue that was heretofore unknown, until Sen. Antonio Trillanes revealed details about it. Trillanes’ exposé came complete with a breakdown of alleged deposits made on the mayor’s birthday in 2014 that totaled P211 million.
ALLOW ME, for the third time in nine years of column-writing, to list my choices for national positions at stake in the coming election—not as an endorsement but as an attempt at transparency. These are who I am voting for; weigh my opinion writing against my vote.
The Philippines would sustain its robust economic growth this year given its strong and resilient domestic demand, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday.
Philippine presidential favorite Rodrigo Duterte's vague economic plans and threats to kill thousands of criminals are spooking the financial markets, with one business leader warning Tuesday the trash-talking politician would bring anarchy.
The Philippines will seek this Friday the removal of quotas and tariffs on its key agricultural exports such as bananas and pineapples under the first review of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (Pjepa).
AFTER the collapse of its alliance with Australian telecom giant Telstra, a new foreign partner has reemerged in the horizon for conglomerate San Miguel Corp.
Monetary authorities expect strong economic growth to continue in the long-term alongside expectations of a “smooth” transition to the next administration in June.
HAVING fresher legs and with all hands on deck, Rain or Shine tries to reward itself for being the most consistent team in the PBA with a title this time.
Newcomer King Miyagi delivered a hat trick as University of the Philippines overwhelmed Ateneo, 4-1, Thursday night capped a dramatic season by clinching a 17th UAAP men’s football crown before a huge crowd at Rizal Memorial Stadium. The star of UP’s impressive rookie batch opened the scoring in the 28th minute, before striking twice in […]
EVEN as more teams looked ready to challenge La Salle and Ateneo’s dominance in the next UAAP women’s volleyball season, the newly crowned Lady Spikers think they have the tools to stay on top. “It’s going to be different without the seniors, but nothing is impossible,” said Finals MVP Kim Kianna Dy, days after the […]
TOUGHER defensively and sharper on the other end, Meralco played with a lot of sting last night and took its best-of-five Oppo-PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four series with Alaska to a decider after an 86-70 win at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
BO PERASOL will still be in the thick of UAAP men’s basketball action as University of the Philippines formally appointed the former Ateneo mentor yesterday as its new head coach.
Activist-scriptwriter Bibeth Orteza Siguion-Reyna refused to be emotional about battling Stage 3 breast cancer so that her son Rafa, then a teenager, grew up believing people beat it like the common cold.
A FEW days have passed since Andrea Bocelli’s concert in Manila, and I am still listening to his double CD-DVD album “Cinema.” It was a magical night at the Mall of Asia Arena last April 26, where, for once in a very long time, taking videos and photos were not allowed.
THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) conducted last Saturday the third and last clean-up drive for the Manila Metropolitan Theater (Met), and the activity afforded the media the chance to take a hard, close look at the state of utter disrepair and squalor of the insides of an edifice and institution that […]
THE SECOND Bohol International Dance Workshop proved an effective venue for cultural exchange as faculty from France and the United States, together with local talent, premiered “Blue Way,” a dance presentation that depicted strength in adversity, at the Bohol Cultural Center last April 23. Conceptualized and staged by world-renowned choreographer Gigi Caciuleanu for the Bohol […]
DELVING in a new exploration that teaches and communicates the value of arts to the public, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Museum features works from “adult coloring books” in a monthlong exhibit. “Color More, Stress Less” seeks to emphasize the importance of colors and coloring in this stressful time. It runs until May 6 […]
Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza are set to shoot a movie in Italy. Since their phenomenal love team, “AlDub,” causes pandemonium wherever they go, crowd control during shooting here in Manila is almost impossible.
One of the things young singer-actor Derrick Monasterio is proud of in his self-titled first album is that all seven songs in it were recorded with barely any studio embellishments or trickery.
Is there trouble in Beyoncé and husband Jay Z’s conjugal paradise, as suggested by the pop queen’s latest collection, “Lemonade”? Judging from the searing honesty and imperious rage that seethe through her sixth studio album, it sure seems that way.
How many heartbeats away is love from friendship? Let James Reid and Nadine Lustre answer that in their movie, “This Time,” which opens tomorrow.
Coming from a family of celebrities certainly helped Janine Gutierrez enter show biz —that cannot be denied, she said. “It was an advantage.” But, at the same time, the actress pointed out, her pedigree is not something she could ride on forever.